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New Short Story Collection "Return to Harikoa Bay" available now.Cover - Return to Harikoa Bay

Coming Home in the Dark - Now available on Netflix

A feature film directed by James Ashcroft based on the Owen Marshall short story.
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2021.

Owen Marshall is one of New Zealand's leading fiction writers.

Owen Marshall



"Quite simply the most able and the most successful exponent of the short story
currently writing in New Zealand
- Michael King

"New Zealand's best prose writer"
- Vincent O'Sullivan

"I'm an admirer of Owen Marshall's literature, with my favourite stories, chapters, etc"
- Janet Frame

"I find myself exclaiming over and again with delight at the precision, the beauty,
the near perfection of his writing
- Fiona Kidman

"Marshall is a writer who speaks with equal intensity to the unbearable loveliness
and malevolence of life
- Carolyn Bliss, World Literature Today




Gimmerburn Road with thanks to Grahame Sydney
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